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Year of Public Art > About the Chicago Public Art Collection

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The Chicago Public Art Collection managed by DCASE includes more than 500 works of art on display at more than 150 civic facilities across the city, such as police stations, libraries, and CTA stations. DCASE also administers the city’s Percentage for Art Ordinance established in 1978, which states that 1.33% of the cost of constructing or renovating public buildings will be used for public art.

Additionally, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Transit Authority, and community organizations run their own public art programs, bringing even more public art to neighborhoods and spotlighting talented local artists.

Get out and explore your favorite public artworks across the city – from Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) in Millennium Park to The Picasso in Daley Plaza, vibrant murals throughout the Pilsen district and the Monument to Alison Saar at the Great Northern Migration in Bronzeville. There are many ways to explore, including the Public Art Chicago app, the Vamonde urban storytelling app, the Statue Stories Chicago project, and information about public art at the websites Choose Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Park District and DCASE.